Monday, June 27, 2011

Fill Life With Happiness

I recently received a new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Spanish Butterfly,  It comes with a variety of decorative solid images and also several sentiments in Spanish.  I decided one of these sentiments would be perfect to use for my next card.

I had in mind some decorative cardstock that I have had for a long time but never seemed to have the right use for it.  I even had to dig a bit to find it but it was worth looking for.  I used a tag die to cut out a window in the middle of the decorative cardstock.  I centered this over my deep yellow card base to help me know where to stamp my sentiment.  I stamped sentiment with Versamark ink and then removed the decorative layer before I heat embossed it with a cobalt blue embossing powder.

To add to the decorative cardstock layer I punched the corners and added faux stitching around the edges.  I made a double bow using two different colors of the seam binding that I dyed, one blue and the other green.  I placed this on the top of the card and then used foam tape to layer all of this onto the embossed card base.

I am once again attempting a “simple and clean” card but could not resist adding just one more touch.  It just needed a little bling so I added three small blue jewels on the bottom right hand side.  Oh, in case you do not speak Spanish, this sentiment reads “Fill Life With Happiness”.  This set also comes in an English version called Solid Butterfly.

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 61 - Make it SPARKLE!
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #157 – Ribbon and Bows
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge – Sentiments as Your Focus
Crafts and Me Challenge #40 – Stitches
The Crafty Pad Challenge #127 – Bold and Bright or Soft Pastels
Creative Inspirations Challenge #62 – Stitching, Faux or Real
Dutch Daire Card Challenges DDCC#118 – Clean and Simple
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #43 – Clean and Simple
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #104 – Clean and Simple
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C93 – Sketch


Debbie said...

Beautiful bright card - I do love your stitching detail. :)
Thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Dot said...

Wonderful CES card with some beautiful bright colours. Thank you for sharing your card with us at DDCC this time.
hugs Dorte

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oooo I just love that ribbon-and what a bright happy card. This is just awesome. Thanks so much for joining us at Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. I love coming to visit and see your work!

Donna said...

So vibrantly festive! I'm ready for a trip to Mexico! Great use of colors, textures and happiness! Thanks for brightening my day :-D

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing on MAWTT with our CAS Challenge this week Hazelxoxo

Sandra said...

Beautiful....:) Sandra H

DesignerDiva said...

Really sweet card love the hand stitching
Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks, very nice card!

Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks

Winnie and Patty said...

Very pretty card. Great colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Shirley said...

It's beautiful, E., and I love the Spanish verse too! I know and love the language, but don't get to practice enough!

Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is very pretty - I love the colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Dawn said...

Beautiful, bold & bright!
Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck

Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful colours
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our CAS challenge
Lisa x

Paula said...

what bright summery colours - thanks for taking part in CCM Spotlight challenge.

Cazro said...

A very pretty card in bright colours, a very interesting Sentiment, love the cut out area, which highlights the sentiment so well. Thanks for playing along at CCM Spotlight. Caz

mocca22 said...

great creation, i like colors
thank you and see you in DDCC

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great colors! Perfect CAS card! Thank You so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!
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